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Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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We have been subscribers for over 10 years. One of the things that sold us on Sarasota was the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
JordanS8
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Sarasota, Florida
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Never fails to please

Whether it's a musical, a straight play, a cabaret, or improv FST you are always assure of a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
SrqMike
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Sarasota, Florida
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Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is one of the major cultural resources in the Gulf Coast region, bringing the best in Contemporary plays, musicals, and comedy to the Sarasota community since 1973. An professional regional theatre, the FST campus is a village of five theatres - the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres,the Parisian style Goldstein Cabaret and John C. Court Cabaret, and Bowne's Lab Theatre. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact - providing an intimate and engaging setting for high-quality, professional performances. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging,where everyone is welcome to come and engage in the art of theatre. FST has modeled itself on the strength of creating the best in contemporary theatre at an affordable price. Overall, FST serves over 200,000 attendees per year through its six major programs: the Mainstage Series, the Cabaret Series, the Stage III series, WRITE A PLAY, Education, and New Play Development.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We have been subscribers for over 10 years. One of the things that sold us on Sarasota was the arts and entertainment scene. We have seen some terrific theater here, some mediocre and some wretched, however, most has been pretty good. If something doesn't work...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Whether it's a musical, a straight play, a cabaret, or improv FST you are always assure of a professional production. A real jewel in Sarasota

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

We experienced "Laughter Matters" last evening at The Cabaret, of one Florida Studio Theatre's production theatres. What a joyful performance! Reminded us of the old TV series "Laugh In." We have seasoned tickets and find ourselves eagerly anticipating each show. The room is cozy, every...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2016

The Sarasota Studio Theatre is a delightful spot featuring amateur theatre on stage while sitting at tables eating and drinking in a very relaxed fashion. Saw "Laughing Matters" featuring original skits about what's happening around town and in the world. They have different shows on...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

We are members of the Florida Studio Theatre and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see great plays for a reasonable price. The theaters are very intimate and there is not a bad seat in the place. We have seen multiple plays/shows there,...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

New to the Sarasota area, we were invited to The Goldstein to check out a show highlighting The British Invasion. What a pleasant historical journey was provided....along with some excellent music. The Goldstein is part of the FST, an eclectic grouping of theatres in downtown...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

wife and I saw "YESTERDAY" and the Florida Studio Theater Cabaret on 4/23. Arrived approx. 45 minutes early and enjoyed a delicious dinner of lasagna ,salad and appetizers. Although tables are very small and can't accommodate several plates at a time, the waiter managed to...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

FLorida Studio Theatre is a must if you are in Sarasota. You can subscribe to winter and summer cabaret, and/or theatre, where you can see dramas, or comedies. IF you subscribe to each season, it is extremely reasonable, to see the 3 shows they have...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

One of the best shows we saw today. The writer is a superstar. performance was of high caliber. You must see this at the Court Cabaret

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We went to se Soulmates, which was a tribute to Motown and it was a very good show! we really enjoyed the songs that our parents used to listen to! We could not get any food as they said we should've showed up earlier if...More

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